News tagged with black holes

Simulating supermassive black holes

Near the edge of the visible Universe are some of the brightest objects ever observed, known as quasars, which are believed to contain supermassive black holes of more than a billion times the mass of our Sun. Simulations ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Astronomy
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Japan's black hole telescope is in trouble

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has lost contact with its X-ray Astronomy Satellite Hitomi (ASTRO-H.) Hitomi was launched on February 17th, for a 3-year mission to study black holes. But now that mission ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Continuing the search for gravitational waves

In February, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced it had detected gravitational waves for the first time, confirming the last prediction of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. Somewhat overlooked in the excitement ...

dateMar 29, 2016 in Astronomy
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